Could Luton Town forward Harry Cornick depart in January?
Harry Cornick’s Kenilworth Road future is an interesting one, with the Luton Town forward set to see his contract expire in the summer.
Naturally, Cornick will be exploring different options at the moment, whilst there could be discussions surrounding a new contract going on in the background, but ultimately, it is a situation that is difficult to call what will happen.
An added layer of complication to this is the recent arrival of Rob Edwards, as it is unknown if the forward will be immediately central to his plans. There is excellent competition within Luton’s frontline, and whilst he has spent much of the season on the bench, he provides a completely different option to the other forwards at Kenilworth Road, whilst he has proven that he links up well with both Carlton Morris and Elijah Adebayo.
The converted winger has proven to be an important figure at Kenilworth Road both on and off the pitch over the years, accumulating over 200 appearances since his 2017 debut. Signed for League Two and progressing all through to a top-six battle in the Championship, whilst having to adapt to playing more centrally, the 27-year-old’s time with the Hatters has been mightily impressive.
Looking into his situation a little further, the former Bournemouth man could be available to other Championship clubs for a cut-price fee, with a number of clubs assessing their current striking options.
The Championship does seem to lack pacey, direct runners who can cause chaos in the attacking third, meaning it would be no real surprise if Cornick was on the radars of such clubs.
A lot of Premier League clubs are also looking to recruit forwards, and at this stage, it would be rather bizarre if a top-flight club was to express an interest, but instead, if Championship teams were to lose a forward to a Premier League side, then Cornick could prove to be their immediate solution.
The fact that Cornick’s contract is set to expire in the summer means that clubs outside of England could agree a pre-contract arrangement when January comes around, however, it is unknown if a move like that would tempt the Luton man.
Cornick has proven to be an important piece of Luton’s story over the last few years and it would certainly be a shame to see him depart during the upcoming month of transfer business, whilst it would also represent a blow if he was to depart on a free in the summer.